WITNESS is a charitable organisation that trains and supports people to use video to fight for human rights.

Pentagram partnered with street artists to create a mural for WITNESS to celebrate and raise awareness of human rights activists that they have been working with over many years.

Ilyanna painted the portrait of activist Kuda Chitsike. Kuda Chitsike is a lawyer and advocate based in Zimbabwe. She works at The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU), which partnered with WITNESS in 2008 to create advocacy videos about politically motivated gender-based violence. At the time, this was a taboo subject and advocates were arrested and beaten for making it a political issue. The videos included interviews with survivors and were screened in communities throughout the country – raising awareness of and making it easier to talk about gender-based violence.

Curated by Pentagram

© Ilyanna Kerr